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Abstract: The author discusses the care that hard-of-hearing children are receiving in public schools and asks the questions: are cases of mild hearing loss unidentified and untreated; are commonly used hearing assistive devices sufficient to support the academic success of these children; are there psychosocial issues that educators need to consider and address; do regular education teachers in the public school system need help understanding students who are hard-of-hearing. The author examines he issues from both the children's and educators' points-of view and concludes with suggestions that could alleviate some of the psychosocial and academic problems these children often experience. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing. Hearing Loss. Hard-of-Hearing Children. Hearing Impaired Children. Deafness. Teacher Resource. Classroom Equipment.


Psychotherapy With Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons: A

Systemic Model, Second Edition.

Author(s): Harvey, M. A. Source: Framingham, MA. Boston University. Availability: Available from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262. 800-926-6579. Fax: 201- 760-3753. E-mail: orders@erlbaum.com. Web site: www.erlbaum.com. Fed ID: 22-2043137. PRICE: $49.95 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0- 8058-4375-2 (cloth). 248pp. Language: English. Abstract: In this 2nd edition, the author elaborates on his original biopsychosocial model of the effective assessment and treatment of deaf and hard-of-hearing clients in individual and family therapy. He examines the influences of larger networks on the individual and vice versa, and illuminates the overt and covert conflicts among family members, school, vocational rehabilitation personnel, and friends that often exacerbate problems. Spiritual issues are addressed, and theory is balanced with practical advice. Subject Category: Deafness. Hearing. Descriptors: Mental Health Therapy and Hard-of-hearing. Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Communication Strategies. Community Interaction. Family Interaction. Deafness and Mental Illness. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hard-of-Hearing Persons. Deafness. Deaf Persons. Parent Child Relations. Special Education.


Meniere's Disease.

Author(s): Haybach, P. J. Source: On the Level. 20(3): 6-8. Fall 2003. Availability: Available from Vestibular Disorders Association. P.O. Box 4467, Portland, OR 97208-4467. (800) 837-8428. E-mail: veda@vestibular.org. Website: www.vestibular.org. Full text available for $1 plus shipping and handling, document F-4. Language: English. Abstract: This fact sheet describes the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management of Meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear, and fluctuating hearing loss. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Meniere's Disease. Vertigo. Dizziness. Balance Disorder. Inner Ear Disorder. Hearing Loss. Hearing Impairment. Deafness. Tinnitus.


Comprehensive Reference Manual for Signers and

Interpreters. Fifth Edition.

Author(s): Hoffman, C. M. Source: Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Ltd. 2003. 335 p. Availability: Available from Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Ltd. 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62704. Voice: (800) 258-8980 or (217) 789-8980. Fax: (217) 789-9130. Website: http://www.ccthomas.com. PRICE: $59.95 spiral (paper); plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-398- 07447-X. Language: English. Abstract: This reference manual describes more than 7,000 signs for vocabulary and idioms in American Sign Language, with extensive cross- references. The manual lists words or phrases alphabetically, followed by a brief description of the accompanying sign. No diagrams are provided. The manual is designed for interpreters and others who already know sign language and wish to increase their vocabulary or remind themselves of infrequently-used signs. The manual is provided in a spiral-bound format


to lay flat while the reader practices a sign. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: American Sign Language. Vocabulary. Interpreters. Interpreter Training.


Tinnitus and Acoustic Neuroma.

Author(s): House, J. W. Source: ANA Notes. 2003;68. Availability: Available from Acoustic Neuroma Association. 600 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 108, Cumming, GA 30041. 770-205-8211; Fax:770-205-0239. Web site: http://www.ANAUSA.org. E-mail: ANAUSA@aol.com. Language: English. Abstract: Dr. John W. House discusses tinnitus, including diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, and its relationship to acoustic neuroma. Dr House describes tinnitus as a common symptom of hearing loss and a possible early sign of an acoustic neuroma. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Tinnitus. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Loss. Acoustic Neuroma.


Clinical Associations Between Tinnitus and Chronic Pain.

Author(s): Isaacson, J. E., Moyer, M. T., Schuler, H. G., Blackall, G. F. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003;128:706-10. Availability: Send requests to:. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the authors report on a prospective nonrandomized study in which a survey and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) were distributed to 72 patients (50 women and 22 men) attending a tertiary chronic pain clinic, to determine the prevalence and severity of tinnitus inpatients with chronic pain. The research findings suggest a high incidence of tinnitus in people suffering with chronic pain. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Tinnitus. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Disorder Research.


Audiological Assessment of Infants and Toddlers.

Author(s): Johnson, K. S., Winter, M. E. Source: The Volta Review. 103(4): 221-251. 2003. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Availability: Available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Publications Department, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2778. Voice/TTY: (202) 337-5220. Web site: http://www.agbell.org. PRICE: $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the authors summarize a number of tools to both assess auditory function and monitor use of sensory aids in young children with hearing loss. The authors include case reports that illustrate how these measures can each contribute in the assessment and management of young children with hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infant Hearing Loss. Deafness. Audiological Assessment. Early Intervention. Hearing Assistive Devices. Sensory Aids. Infant Hearing Screening.


Educating Young Deaf Children With Multiple Disabilities.

Author(s): Jones, T. W., Jones, J. K. Source: In: The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family-Centered Approach to Early Education. Bodner-Johnson, B.; Sass-Lehrer, M., ed. Baltimore, MD. Brookes Publishing Co. 2003. pp297-329. Availability: Available from Brookes Publishing Co. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. (800)638-3775; (410)337-9580; Fax: (410)337-8539. E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com. Website: http://www.pbrookes.com/. PRICE: $38 (paperback) plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 1-55766-579-6. Language: English. Abstract: Service delivery to young children who are deaf with multiple disabilities presents a challenge to families and service providers. Challenges range from characteristics of the children themselves and their impact on their families to shortcomings in early intervention programs, to the lack of professional venue for exchanging information about this

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